Recipes

Pomarola (Tomato Sauce)

February 23, 2009

Okay…stop buying canned tomato sauce….Pomarola is so simple….the aroma of the sauteed garlic is reason enough….you will feel as if you have cooked a masterpiece. Enjoy it with pasta and parmesan cheese or as a base in other sauces. Ingredients 1 can of plum tomatoes 1 garlic clove Basil Organic Grey Sea Salt St. Helena [...]

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Salsa Bechamel (Bechamel Sauce)

February 23, 2009

I’ve noticed there are many different versions of bechamel sauce…hot milk….cold milk….add it then….add it now…..I like to stick with Elizabetta so I’m proceeded with her direction: Melt 3 ounces of butter…..stir in the same amount of flour (3oz.) and cook for about 2 minutes.  Add about 1 pint of cold milk and keep stirring [...]

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Fagiolini (Green Beans)

February 17, 2009

Simply boil the green beans for just a bit….so they retail a bit of the crunchiness….strain….drizzle with our St. Helena Olive Oil Co. Extra Virgin LEMON Olive Oil and finish with organic grey sea salt and freshly ground pepper…that simple!

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Patate Arrosto (Roasted Potatoes)

February 17, 2009

Who doesn’t love roasted potatoes? I encourage you to skip your normal butter routine and try the different extra virgin olive oils that we produce with your various potato recipes. You will never go back! Ingredients 4 potatoes 2 cloves of garlic 1 rosemary sprig 1 tablespoon St.Helena Olive Oil Co. Sparkling Wine Vinegar Organic [...]

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Caprese Bruschetta

February 17, 2009

I have learned more about bruschetta on this journey then anything….it can take on so many forms…I served this dish to the kids as they waited for their meatloaf….great way to keep the “mom I’m hungry” whines to a minimum. Ingredients 4 slices of french bread 2 tomatoes Mozzarella Black olives without pits 2 cloves [...]

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Polpette Classico (Traditional Italian Meatloaf)

February 17, 2009

My mom has the most amazing meatloaf recipe….always a hit….so when Kaelin was craving meatloaf I hesitated going with the traditional Italian recipe…..but you know….when in Italy…… Ingredients 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 lb ground pork 500 ml. (16.9 Fl. oz.)  milk 4 slices soft fresh white bread 100 gr.(3.52 oz.) grated parmesan 1 cup [...]

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Fresh Fagioli Beans…White Tuscan Beans

February 11, 2009

I worked all morning and then grabbed  my big bag and walked a whole 12 minutes over to my grocer….she had not made fagioli beans today but they had received the fresh mozzarella from Sicily…..she knows how much I enjoy her beans so I think she felt compelled to let me in on her recipe…….here [...]

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Broccoli and Bietola

February 11, 2009

Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 red chili pepper 1 lb. beet greens…(spinach) 1 lb broccoli St. Helena Olive Oil Co. Tuscan extra virgin olive oil Instructions Boil the broccoli and beets in separate pots until tender….and drain. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and saute the garlic and chili pepper When [...]

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Petti di pollo alla Salvia

February 11, 2009

I’ve never used so much fresh sage in my cooking since I’ve been in Italy….so simple yet adds so much to a dish! Ingredients 4 chicken breasts, butterflied and split Fresh sage branches…several Organic Grey Sea Salt St. Helena Olive Oil Co. Tuscan extra virgin olive oil Instructions Remove the sage leaves and saute them [...]

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